Bridgton, ME 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Bridgton is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, part of the Portland metropolitan area. Besides that, it is near many opportunities for outdoor recreation such as Shawnee Peak and other nature areas. Its small town appeal and affordable living make it an enticing option for homebuyers looking for 55+ communities in Bridgton.

Bridgton is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, part of the Portland metropolitan area. Besides that, it is near many opportunities for outdoor recreation such as Shawnee Peak and other nature areas. Its small town appeal and affordable living make it an enticing option for homebuyers looking for 55+ communities in Bridgton.

Climate & Geography

Almost the entire state of Maine has a warm-summer humid continental climate, characterized by four distinct seasons with warm, humid summers and freezing winters. Bridgton experiences a lot of snowfall, averaging almost 75 inches, and residents can also expect more-than-average rainfall and about 200 days of sun each year.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

Bridgton is known for its tight-knit community and neighborly feel. Its downtown area features many antique shops, restaurants, offices, and a movie theater. There are also many hiking trails nearby that allow residents to easily step out of downtown into the quiet woodlands of Pondicherry Park. Those looking for even more outdoor adventure can visit Shawnee Peak, which is most popular for its skiing community but there's a lot more to do such as fishing, hiking, and even relaxing in the resort.

Aside from outdoor recreation, Bridgton also has many historic landmarks such as Rufus Porter Museum, Narramissic Historic Farm, and the Civil War Monument.

Cost of Living & Taxes

The overall cost of living is less than the national average, which is mainly due to affordable housing costs.

Like most states, Maine exempts Social Security benefits from state income taxes. Military pensions and Railroad Retirement benefits are also exempt from taxation. Additionally, residents who are 65+ may qualify to receive a Property Tax Credit if their income doesn’t exceed a certain threshold. There is a statewide sales tax at a rate of 5.5 percent.

Health Care

Residents of 55+ communities in Bridgton have a couple of options for their health care needs. Bridgton Hospital is the town’s main medical center. There is also Central Maine Medical Center, in Lewiston, which is rated high performing by U.S News.


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The Cottages at Willett Brook - Bridgton, ME

The Cottages at Willett Brook

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 60 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2014 - Present
  • No Reviews
Terrace Estates at Mt. Henry - Bridgton, ME

Terrace Estates at Mt. Henry

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $500ks
  • 18 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2023 - Present
  • No Reviews

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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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